Scaffolding: PASMA Mobile Tower - Certificate (Part-Time)

L1/L2 Adult Part Time Course

Subject Area Construction and Built Environment

School Construction, Leisure and Sport

Attendance Part-Time


This course offers a recognised qualification for the erection and dismantling of a mobile access scaffolding tower.

The PASMA course follows the code of practice set out by the HSE. It enables operatives to use mobile towers safely and efficiently as long as they follow the set guide lines.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.
Duration: 1 Day
Venue: Trevelyan Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is ideal for people that need to erect and dismantle a mobile access scaffolding tower.

It offers the training and assessment required to gain the qualification to enable you to be qualified to carry out this action.

Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course you will achieve a PASMA standard certificate of competence.

"The practical sessions really helped me understand quickly what it takes to dismantle and erect a mobile access scaffolding tower."

Molly Smyth
PASMA Mobile Access Scaffolding Tower

Industry Average Salaries

Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:

Junior Level Role

Apprentice Scaffolder - £12,000-£14,000

Middle Level Role

Qualified Scaffolder - £16,000-£20,000

Senior Level Role

Experienced Scaffolder - £25,000-£32,000

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

The course is a one day course split up into the following parts:


Classroom session delivered followed by a written assessment.


Practical session delivered and tutor observation assessment throughout this session.

Learning Methods

You will learn through the following methods:

  • Practical work
  • Lecturers
  • Written and practical Assessment.

Assessment Methods

Training and Assessment will be carried out throughout the 1 day course.

Progression Opportunities

After the completion of the PASMA course there may be the opportunity to gain advanced PASMA courses.

Career Opportunities

Candidates can use this qualification to help gain employment within a variation of employment opportunities.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must supply their own Personal Protective Equipment.

This will include the following hard hat, safety shoes/boots. If English is not your first language, you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 5.0 or above.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

This is a Full Cost course

Additional Course Costs